By: Daniel Engerer The concept of property is incredibly important to human society. What is Property? The concept of “property” is the idea that an object or piece of land “belongs” to a certain person or group of people, and these people have the “right” to use force to exclude others from using, occupying, touching, … Continue reading The Philosophy of Property Rights
Almost ten years after publishing his seminal work called The Beautiful Tree, Professor James Tooley joins Michael on the Flagship to talk about the ever stunning phenomenon of low-cost education spontaneously appearing in third world countries all over the globe. The most remarkable thing? They outperform government run schools! The two dig into the professor’s research … Continue reading FF028: Spontaneous Schooling in the Third World
Think the anti-abortion movement was always the religious right’s reaction to feminism, civil rights, and sexual liberation? Think again. History is written by the winners and on 1973, pro-abortion advocates won a landmark case that earned them the presumption to rewrite history in a way more suitable to their interests. But what if I told you … Continue reading FF027: Civil Rights and the Pro-Life Movement
Michael takes the offensive once again to attack Danny on his views that the all powerful invisible hand of the free market can solve the ailments of the world. Find out whether Danny has what it takes to defend against criticisms of capitalism like profits as exploitation, labor mechanization, child labor, and monopolies in our … Continue reading FF026: Profit is Exploitation
“I usually tell my American friends that they take their liberty for granted because when we have liberty, we have everything, and we just don’t care. And it’s just about time, you know? It starts very slow, like a cancer. And when you know you have it, it’s too late. I’m talking about socialism.” Danny … Continue reading FF025: Real Heroes of Venezuela
When Michael is away on a ski trip, Danny has a long-awaited conversation with listener and free society advocate Matt Sands. Danny and Matt review Matt’s “Nations of Sanity” proposal, a fellowship agreement for a free society that he claims can offer more clarity to the NAP. They also review a whole laundry list of … Continue reading FF024: Nations of Sanity
With what must be the premise of an eye-rolling political joke, Michael is interviewed on a public-access television program called “Tough Talk with Taros” about Anarcho-Capitalism. In the thirty-minute interview, we talk about the basic tenets of the ethics, private solutions for public services, political activism, and more!
Danny and Michael are split in their opinions on the recent actions of gun activist and voluntaryist James V. Baker, who entered a Dearborn, MI police station armed with two firearms, a ski mask, body armor, and a camera to file a complaint. We have James on the program to talk about the incident, learn … Continue reading FF023: The Extreme Activism of James V. Baker
With Danny off doing more important things than co-hosting our podcast, Michael rides solo in a conversation with Maj Toure, founder of Black Guns Matter. Maj sets the record straight on why we need firearms, how to responsibly own them, and debunks many common myths surrounding them. BGM Facebook BGM Swag Maj on Twitter FBI … Continue reading FF022: Black Guns Matter
Danny and Michael recruit Peaceful Anarchism’s Danillo Cuellar to take on the infamous chapter 14 of Ethics, a portion of Rothbard’s philosophy dealing with children’s rights that has received a considerable amount of attention since its publication. Along the way, they touch upon Kinsella’s body/property ownership distinction, Child Protective Services, spanking, and animal rights. Peaceful Anarchism … Continue reading FF021: Libertarians Hate Children?